From the left: Leo Abigail Mason, Leo advisor Lion Linda Robinson and Leo Kayla Gillard are shown at the entrance to the Giant Tiger in Morrisburg during the annual Valentine’s Day food drive. Thompson Goddard photo

MORRISBURG – Members of the Morrisburg & District Leo Club, accompanied by their Leo advisors, were busy on Sat., Feb. 15 collecting food and donations for Community Food Share at Laura’s ValueMart and Giant Tiger in Morrisburg. 

Leo advisor Lion Linda Robinson from the Morrisburg & District Lions Club explained the Leo Club is designed for people between the ages of 12 and 18. The M&D Leo Club will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in the coming months. Robinson said her reward for working with the youth “is to see them blossom and gain confidence.” 

Leo Abigail Mason commented that she is enjoying her time as a Leo, saying it is a lot of fun and “we get to help our community.” Leo Kayla Gillard, who recently joined the group, echoed Mason’s comments that it is rewarding to help the people in the community. Mason noted that Gillard frequently volunteers and has amassed approximately 600 hours of volunteer time.